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A converted farmhouse with private swimming pool and courtyard

People13
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool

Overview

About the property

6 bedroom 3 bathroom on the edge of a village

Accommodation comprises:

Six bedrooms arranged over three floors; four with double beds, one with twin single beds and one with single bed with additional single underneath. Each bedroom has wardrobe and storage facilities, bedside reading lamps and a chair. There is a travel cot also. All bedding is supplied.

Three bathrooms/showerrooms, towels supplied for both bathrooms and pool use.

Living room with satellite TV, dvd player and comfortable modern furniture.

Kitchen with cooker, dishwasher, fridgefreezer, microwave oven, toaster, kettle and generous supply of crockery and cooking utensils.

Separate dining room with original bread oven.

Veranda running full length of property offering good views of surrounding countryside and containing washing machine and drying area, shaded table and chairs plus bench and individual seating.

Large courtyard with mature plants and fruit trees creating both shaded and sunbathing areas including barbecue, dining table for up to 12, modern rattan-style garden furniture, table tennis table, basketball net, additional coldwater sink and fridge.

Pool garden accessed via lockable gates for added security. This area contains large 10x5m pool, extensive collection of sun loungers, plus additional table and chairs for outdoor dining underneath the shade of the grape vines.

More Details

Owner
Patrick White
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2017

Why Patrick White chose Coimbra Region

Beautiful traditional farmhouse in Portugal renovated to provide a six double bedroom holiday home with large pool and extensive outdoor space benefiting from off street parking and excellent facilities.

The detached property is in the heart of the stunning Beiria countryside in a village with an excellent river beach (250m) and three cafes. Casal de Ermio offers easy access to a wide range of leisure pursuits including kayaking, fishing, hill walking, horseriding, go karting and a range of other tourist activities. Casal de Ermio is a ten minute drive from the town of Lousa which is based at the foothills of the Serra Lousa providing excellent walking and a host of interesting Schist villages. Lousa has a wide variety of shops and supermarkets,restaurants, cafes, takeaways, a market, two museums, a castle with an excellent restaurant and river beach. Less than half an hour away is the beautiful city of Coimbra on the magnificent river Mondego. Coimbra offers boat trips, historical sites and fado entertainment in several restaurants and cafes.

The silver coast is less than a hour’s drive away with a wide range of tourist attractions, beaches along the coast and there are Roman ruins in cities nearby. Both Porto and Lisbon are less than two hours from the property.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lousã in Municipality of Lousã

Property Type:
  • house
  • floor 0
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Plastic glasses only by the swimming pool
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mezzanine
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Canoe
  • Cellar
  • Courtyard
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

A converted farmhouse with private swimming pool and courtyard
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
Henley On Thames UK
5

Fun Farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

A return visit for us. A fantastic area for mountain biking and a friendly village to stay in. Spend time exploring the local area or stay close to the farmhouse, where you can watch the river go by at the cafe and even take a swim. The house is big enough for friends or two families with great courtyard and BBQ area for outside dining. Highly recommended by us for anyone who loves the outdoors and getting away from it all.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words, it's great to know that others appreciate the potential of the area, though we don't want it to get too well known!. Glad that you enjoyed it again. Hopefully see you again in the future. Regards
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5

Fantastic house in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Patrick and Katrina for letting us stay in your home in June 2017. It truly was a magical experience for us - friends reunited from the UK and US. Thanks for all the information you sent before and during our trip.

The house is a gorgeous renovated 3-story farmhouse, with some beautiful old features alongside modern updates. There was plenty of space for 8 adults and 2 kids (1 and 3), and the private groundfloor quarters were perfect for a peaceful sleep for the grown-ups less used to kids! ;) The secure gates at each level and at the pool were also peace of mind for the parents. The huge family bathroom was one of my favorite rooms! We ate apricots from the tree, and marveled at the fig, pomegranate, apple, grapes, and other fruit trees on the property.

There are so many seating areas to catch up, read, eat together, or relax. We spent most of our time around the pool, which is a great size. Swimming with the view of the forested hillside was wonderful! We cooked in most nights or had a BBQ on the poolside grill, buying supplies from nearby lidl. The kitchen is relatively small, but has everything you need and it suited us fine.

The river beach with bar (€1 beers!), veggie food, and wifi was amazing and just a 5-10 minute walk away, depending on the size of your legs! Swimming a kilometer up the river and back one day was a highlight of the holiday for me.

We also explored Coimbra city (25 minutes away), spent a day at the beach and Aveiro (the Venice of Portugal), went to many astoundingly beautiful wild swimming spots, waterfalls, and a gorge. We really appreciated the use of the bikes, and biked through to a circus fest and Ska night at the campsite in Serpins one night.

All in all, I would stay here again in a heartbeat. Next time, I think we'll get the housekeeper too!

Obrigada!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Suzanne. Really pleased that you enjoyed your stay here. It must have been great to get the family together and mix common spaces with areas where you can chill out. You're welcome back anytime!! Regards
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5

Excellent place to stay near Coimbra

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in the house as a family of 11 for a week. The house was gorgeous, beautifully kept and well kitted out with everything that we needed and more than enough room. It was very hot while we were there & the pool was a great bonus. It was cleaned every other day and really made our stay. The house is in a lovely town with a lively river beach & cafe & is close to great towns, shops & of course to Coimbra. Spent a day kayaking down the mondego. The kids all got to ride bikes and go exploring in the hills. Overall a great place for a holiday and a truely lovely house to be able to stay in. Thank you to Patrick the owner, we had a great holiday with lots of happy memories.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous House for a family

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed in the house for a week and it was absolutely fantastic. It had everything we needed plus more.

The pool was amazing, we were all in it at every opportunity.

My brothers loved the table tennis table. We also made use of the BBQ for an evening with friends and the courtyard areas offered ample seating and space for us to entertain our guests.

The location was quiet which we preferred and it was handy for everywhere we wanted to visit.

The owners are really helpful with any queries.

We would definitely return to use this house again if we were visiting the area again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

super villa

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé 2 excellentes semaines. La villa est spacieuse et bien équipée. Les gens du village sont très accueillants, en particulier Manuella du café. Que des bons souvenirs. Merci

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Henley On Thames UK
5

Fantastic 5 star home

  • 5 of 5

This property is a gem. Lots of space, fun things to do and in a quiet location. Central to many great walks or road and MTB rides if that takes your fancy. Or hide away and relax by the river. The local cafe is welcoming and friendly, we started and ended each day there.

We would highly recommend it to groups of friends or families. Have fun together, relax and re-charge. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your positive comments. You're welcome back any time! Glad you had such a good time! We'll be following your progress with interest!,
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Location

Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
Porto
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Village
Nearest Train
17 Kilometres
Coimbra
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Lousa
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
Figueira de Foz
Car: necessary

Follow directions from Coimbra for Lousa then at Foz de Arouce take the road for Casal de Ermio.

The nearby countryside is lovely with a river beach 250 metres from the house. Lousa is a superb small town with all the facilities you would want - good restaurants, bars, a wonderful market, evocative buildings.

Casal de Ermio is situation roughly half way between Lisbon and Porto and is well served by a number of airlines ( TAP, Easyjet, Ryannair and BA). Flexible changeover dates are available.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Lousã, Central Portugal - Silver Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2017
21 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£800
for 5 nights
From
£160
£990
 
 
Autumn 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£600
for 4 nights
From
£150
£700
 
 
Christmas 2017
18 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£707
for 5 nights
£990
 
 
Spring 2018
8 Jan 2018 - 18 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£343
for 4 nights
£600
 
 
Easter 2018
25 Mar 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£707
for 5 nights
£990
 
 
Early Summer 2018
8 Apr 2018 - 19 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
£571
for 5 nights
£800
 
 
Summer 2018
20 May 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£707
for 5 nights
£990
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£600
for 4 nights
From
£150
£750
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Downpayment / Deposit requested. Security deposit requested. Discount depending on length of stay. Owner not present on location

200 euros refundable deposit per booking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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